Sunday, May 1, 2011

IceHogs Year in Review: Evan Brophey

                      Position: Center                  Shoots: Left
                      Height: 6'1"                        Birthday: December 3, 1986
                      Weight: 205                       Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario

2010-11 Stats
GP   G   A   PTS   +/-   PIM   PPG   SHG   SOG   S%
67   10   9    19      0      65       0       1      116    8.6

Centering the second line, Evan Brophey played in pretty much every situation for the IceHogs. He played on the power play, was part of a solid penalty killing tandem with Rob Klinkhammer, and logged solid minutes at even strength. The Blackhawks' 3rd round pick (68th overall) in the 2005 draft was an alternate captain and brought a lot of leadership to the team. Brophey isn't afraid to get his nose dirty and, throughout the course of the season, dished out a lot of solid checks.

His fourth season as a Hog was cut short because he got suspended for a hit to the head of Hamilton's Hunter Bishop on March 25th. The suspension was doled out on March 29th and the punishment was 7 games, which was the rest of the season.
Before the suspension was handed out, Brophey became the Hogs' all time games leader with 299 games played on March 27th against the Chicago Wolves.

Earlier in the year, he made his NHL debut with the Hawks on October 23rd against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He filled in for an injured Tomas Kopecky.
Brophey's contract is up this summer. It's quite plausible that he may be gone if another NHL team gives him an offer. If not, the Hogs would love to have him back for his fifth season with the team.

Brophey taking a draw against the Peoria Rivermen on November 27th.

Brophey taking a draw against the San Antonio Rampage during Pink in the Rink on January 22nd.

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